It seems like only yesterday that our hearts were shattered into a million little pieces when the boys of Our 2nd Life decided to call it quits and go their separate ways. The collab channel, which had been likened to a vlogger boyband but without the music, turned Connor Franta, Jc Caylen, Kian Lawley, Ricky Dillion, Trevor Moran, and Sam Pottorff into YouTube stars. However, like all good things, it eventually had to come to an end. Though the guys collectively decided to call it quits at the end of 2014, Connor Franta, the groups breakout star had already pulled a Timberlake months before. Of course, the magic of YouTube let us follow all their solo careers with the click of a subscribe button, but it wasn’t quite the same, until now.
Jc Caylen and Kian Lawley, two founding members of O2L are reuniting after just a few weeks apart to launch a brand now channel. KianAndJc will reportedly be a home for the guys to develop new projects for YouTube and for other platforms and to experiment with innovative new content. In their first official video, for instance, the guys wax each other’s armpit hair. The new channel will feature the same challenge style collab videos that made O2L a huge hit, but the guys will also delve into scripted projects and short films tapping into their enormous followings on YouTube and other social media to launch a wide variety of new endeavors.
Caylen and Lawley boast an impressive 4.5 million YouTube subscribers on their personal channels, and nearly 4 million combined Twitter followers — more than enough to get some exciting new projects off the ground. The channel, which was created back in July but only began a soft launch last week, has already amassed over half a million subscribers, and over 2 million views spread across eight videos. Those numbers are likely to climb with regular content now being posted weekly.